by NPR Staff

2012

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Yul Kwon, From Bullying Target to Reality TV Star" by NPR Staff.

Yul Kwon’s early life was mired with a host of challenges. Born to South Korean immigrants in New York, Kwon never had a positive role model from his community. In 2006, he decided to join the cast of Survivor and make a name for himself - and other Asian Americans - in popular culture.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Prejudice & Discrimination and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the effects of prejudice?" and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child: